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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Holmes spend his day after the departure of Dr. Mortimer and Watson?
(a) Smoking and thinking.
(b) Doing cocaine and thinking.
(c) Playing violin and thinking.
(d) Drinking and thinking.

2. How was Holmes able to tell what newspaper the words came from?
(a) The date was on one of the words.
(b) The font.
(c) The color of the newsprint.
(d) He found the cut-up newspaper.

3. Who is following Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer when they leave Holmes and Watson's rooms?
(a) A man dressed up as a priest.
(b) A street urchin.
(c) A woman dressed up as a man.
(d) A man with a possibly fake beard.

4. What does the postmaster inadvertently reveal to Watson?
(a) One of the neighbors has been reading Sir Charles's mail.
(b) The telegram was delivered to Mrs. Barrymore, not her husband.
(c) Sir Henry has a package of mail waiting for him.
(d) Sir Charles had a mysterious package delivered to him the day before his death.

5. What does Watson hear alone at night in Chapter 6?
(a) A woman sobbing.
(b) Sir Henry having a nightmare.
(c) Mice in the attic.
(d) A hound baying.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would Dr. Mortimer like to do?

2. What is the result of Hugo's wild ride after the girl?

3. What name did the bearded man who followed Sir Henry give the cabman?

4. According to Holmes, who must Watson focus on as suspects?

5. What does Sir Henry do that Holmes strongly advises against?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Holmes want Watson to report only the facts to him?

2. What is significant about the letter being made up of words from the London Times?

3. Why is Holmes disappointed in Dr. Mortimer?

4. Why did Dr. Mortimer advise Sir Charles to go to London?

5. What is dangerous about the Grimpen Mire?

6. How does Dr. Mortimer view Holmes and why?

7. Based on Watson's examination of the walking-stick, how does he describe Dr. Mortimer?

8. What is significant about Holmes's deduction that Sir Charles was actually running?

9. Why is Watson unable to sleep soundly on his first night at Baskerville Hall?

10. What is the point of sending a telegram to Barrymore?

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